The Missouri Tigers are traveling to Oxford, MS where they will be meeting the Ole Miss Rebels on the field Saturday night in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Just in time for the Missouri Tigers to make their final push toward the SEC championship, Quarterback James Franklin will be returning to the starting lineup.
Franklin hasn’t been able to start the last four games due to an injured right shoulder. Before receiving an injury in the fourth quarter of a 41-26 win over Georgia on Oct. 12, the senior quarterback had thrown for 1,577 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Now he’s back in the lineup and ready to take on Mississippi.
“He looks really good. He looks just like he left off before the injury,” coach Gary Pinkel said. “He’s excited about being back, and the team is excited about getting him back too. I obviously want him to do really well. He had some adversity and battled through it and we are excited to have him in.”
Getting past the No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels will be the first step that the No. 8 Missouri Tigers need to accomplish in order to make it to Atlanta. This will be the first time the two teams have faced off since the Ole Miss Rebels took a 38-25 loss at home against the Missouri Tigers on Sept. 8, 2007.
The Ole Miss Rebels have been playing great this season against some of the top teams in the SEC and across the nation. They’re ready to take on Missouri this weekend. After missing three games due t a deep thigh bruise, Ole Miss running back Jeff Scott is back in the game along with quarterback Bo Wallace. The Ole Miss quarterback is fourth in the league with 266.4 passing yards per game. However, the Missouri Tigers are also leading the SEC with 34 sacks and 17 interceptions.